Before “The Brazil Connection” CD release just days ago (5/23/14), I would have never believed a compilation featuring Bill Withers, Billie Holiday, Sly & The Family Stone, Mel Torme (aka velvet fog), Andy Williams, The Isley Brothers, Sarah Vaughan and others would be culled together on one electronically enhanced stage. Re-Mastered by Studio Rio, The Brazil Connection, has a regional groove capable of awakening the sleepiest of listeners.
This beautifully re-mastered work retains the unique voice style of each artist while presenting an energetic and well blended assortment of samba and bossa nova flavors. Using a host of highly celebrated artists, The Brazil Connection, birthed by music producers Frank and Christian Berman, both multi-track experts and state-of-the-art separation technology, displays classic vocal performances exstracted from each singer. The fresh instrumental underpinning feels authentic, well-arranged and fun to experience...just in time for summer and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: "All in one rhythm” theme. Listen, smile and enjoy. --Jonathan
Studio Rio Presents: The Brazilian Connection, Sony Music, 2014